Harold Ballew World War II Interview

Dublin Core

Title

Harold Ballew World War II Interview

Subject

World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
United States. Navy -- History.
Kansas -- History.
United States -- History, Military.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Interviews.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- History.
Lawrence (Kan.) -- Oral history.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area.

Description

Harold Ballew served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. Interviewed by Helen Krische on March 15, 2007, Ballew talked about his experiences during the Second World War. In this two-part interview, Ballew shared photographs of the Crusade, his company, and his father’s company, who served in World War 1. Ballew was born on February 22, 1927, in Glasgow, Missouri. He also lived in Armstrong and Fayette, Missouri. He joined the Navy upon turning 18 in 1945 and attended boot camp in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He spent his time in the Navy on the naval ship, the Crusade. Ballew’s job was to resupply the destroyer fleets in Okinawa, Japan. After 15 months on active duty, Ballew was honorably discharged on July 13, 1946, as a Seaman First Class. He received the Asiatic Pacific Medal and the Victory Medal. Following his military service, Ballew moved to Baldwin City, Kansas. He passed away on August 24, 2010.

Creator

Ballew, Harold

Source

Kansas Veterans of World War II Oral History Project / Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project

Publisher

Lawrence Public Library (Lawrence, Kan.)

Date

2007-03-15

Contributor

Krische, Helen
Kansas State Historical Society

Rights

The original copy of this video is available through the Lawrence Public Library. The Watkins Museum of History and the Kansas State Historical Society also have interviews associated with this project, which was funded through a grant program passed by the Kansas State Legislature in 2005. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions for uses other than educational or scholarly research. Contact the Watkins Museum of History for additional information: https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Relation

To access the video recordings of this oral history, go to: https://archive.org/details/ballew-harold-wwii-interview-pt-1
The Watkins Museum of History also holds items related to this collection.
Other resources for interviews with World War II veterans are available through the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project: https://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.htm

Format

MP4

Language

eng

Type

Oral History

Identifier

Ballew_Harold WWII Interview Pt 1
Ballew_Harold WWII Interview Pt 2

Coverage

Okinawa Island (Japan)
1941 - 1945

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Krische, Helen

Interviewee

Ballew, Harold

Location

Baldwin City (Kan.)

Original Format

VHS

Duration

0:42:30
12:42:00

Bit Rate/Frequency

127 kbit/s (audio)
127 kbit/s (audio)
1626 kbit/s (video)
1623 kbit/s (video)

Citation

Ballew, Harold, “Harold Ballew World War II Interview,” Digital Douglas County History, accessed June 28, 2022, https://history.lplks.org/items/show/1713.

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